Martha Johnston

Mayor Of Terminus

Martha Johnston
Quotation "Everyone builds their world in their own image."
First Appearance Unknowable #1, 2012
Real Name Martha Johnston
Identity Public ID
Player NPC
Origin Natural
Archetype Hammer
Team Affiliation Terminus
Base Of Operations Atlanta, GA, USA
Range Of Operations Local


Age 53 Nationality American
Height 165 cm (5' 5") Hair Brown
Weight 59 kg (130 lbs) Eyes Brown
Gender Cis Female Sexuality Heterosexual

Mayor Johnston is an unassuming middle aged African American woman with weathered chestnut skin, light brown hair, and keen brown eyes.


Agility 2
Brawn 2
Endurance 2
Presence 4
Reason 3
Power Level 0
  • Normal Lift: 55 kg (pony keg of beer)
  • Max Lift: 120 kg (heavy adult)
  • Throws (25 kg): 2 m


  • Culture
  • Diplomacy
  • Hand-to-hand Combat
  • Manipulation
  • Perception
  • Ranged Combat
  • Survival


  • Connected
  • Famous
  • Headquarters
  • Minions


Light Ballistic Vest (PL 1)
Knife (PL 1)
Target Pistol (PL 1)
bonus die if attacker does not move


Base Move Double Move All-out Move
Run 4 m 8 m 24 m (14 km/h)
Swim 2 m 4 m 12 m (7 km/h)
Jump 1 m


The years since the collapse of Atlanta have transformed Martha from an opinionated outcast to a hardened and introverted leader. Although outwardly modest, she enjoys being (nominally) in charge and considers the minor perks of her office to be the only reason anyone would ever do it. After all, she’s not getting paid.


The character's true calling is education and enlightenment, both their own and others'.
The character believes that the rights of the individual hold the highest moral value.


Before Paragon attacked the city, she taught social studies at a middle class high school and wrote books on libertarian and Objectivist philosophy which she self-published on Amazon. She was very popular among her students because of her outspoken criticism of government, and in the first hours of the emergency these students remained with her, helping to rescue other students as well as faculty and staff. This school became the center of the refugee community that would eventually grow into Marthasville.

She has married twice since the fall of Atlanta; her first husband killed another man in a fight and was exiled. Her second husband, Daniel, is young, handsome, and quite obviously providing companionship to Martha as a way of securing his own life in Terminus. This seems to be an equitable relationship for both parties.

Powers and Abilities



Character Points Spent: 25
Unspent Experience: 0
Attributes 14 + Skills 7 + Gifts 4 + Powers 0 + Modifiers 0 = 25 / 25